From Cooperstown to Tokyo: Baseball as a Global Pastime
Don't miss an exciting panel discussion featuring Bobby Valentine, former player and manager of the New York Mets and the Chiba Lotte Marines (Japan) and current ESPN analyst. Since first being introduced to Japan in the 1870s, baseball has evolved into Japan's favorite game with a prestigious league, passionate fans, and exceptional players. Learn about the sport's history in Asia, its increasing popularity in China, South Korea, and India, and interaction between Asian and American players.
Other panelists include a senior executive from Major League Baseball International and Japanese baseball historian Robert Fitts, whose books include Remembering Japanese Baseball and Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball, and is currently writing a book on the 1934 Major League tour of Asia. The panel will be moderated by Michelle Yu, anchor/reporter for SNY TV.
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